Torque is basically a twisting force used to produce rotation, usually on a component part such as a nut or bolt. A torque wrench gives you clamping force enough to overcome friction of the threads and move the part either toward a washer to tighten it or away from a washer to remove it. Many types, such as dial torque wrenches, have ranges from a few inches to a few thousand pounds and are used mainly in automotive, industrial and nuclear industries. They are also used in military installations world wide. They are available in dual scales, English scales and metric scales. Models come in small frames and large frames so you can get them to suit your specific needs.
Features of these high quality wrenches include matching certificate of calibration for each individualized serial number, durable construction for long lasting use and sturdy beam designed for accuracy. The shock resistant dial is doubly protected with a metal guard and a laser marked dual scales that is easy to read. You will find that the pricing of tools is considerably less than the suggested listing prices. In addition to dial torque, you will also find pre-set and electronic wrenches, as well as other types available.
Safety is essential when using any tools or machinery and torque wrenches are no exception. You want to be sure to read instruction manuals carefully and follow all the directions. Grip the wrench firmly at the center of the bar. Do not exceed the capacity of the wrench you are using with a “cheat bar” for more leverage as that can be dangerous. You will need to wear goggles for eye protection and workboots or solid shoes to protect your feet at all times. Use a proper stance to avoid strain, injury or falls. Keep your wrenches clean and store them at the minimum setting for longer life of the tool. Remember that wrenches need to be re-calibrated if they are dropped. Take the time to follow safety rules because no job or project is so important that it is worth you putting yourself in harm’s way.